With more than 25 years of experience in popular education and transformative facilitation, Rosa is dedicated to a thriving culture of participation where communities come together to solve social, environmental, and economic challenges. Through her project, Facilitating Power, she has partnered with dozens of organizations, agencies, and community leaders to develop participatory approaches to building community resilience and grassroots power. She wrote the Framework on Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning, and the Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership, in collaboration with climate justice leaders from around the country, and is working to deepen collaboration between the public and private sectors at the local level through multiple city and county-based initiatives. Rosa is currently working on her first book, SEED | HARVEST | WEAVE: Facilitative Leadership for a Living Democracy, and actively trains and supports community-based facilitators and organizers in popular education-based methods for community-driven leadership, planning, and governance. She has a gift for accessing the core values at the heart of any effort and weaving shared narratives that unify groups around big vision and concrete practices.
Julian Mocine-McQueen is an Oakland Ca. native raised in rural Northern California. He brings years of organizing, facilitation and training experience to his role as Senior Facilitator at Facilitating Power. In addition to his work with Facilitating Power, he is the co-founder and Training Director for the Million Person Project, an organization which trains leaders within climate and social movements to harness the power of personal narrative.
Prior to the Million Person Project Julian was a founding team member of Van Jones’ nationally renowned green economy organization Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people.
In 2015, Julian was recognized by Huffington Post as one of “10 Leaders reshaping the Environmental Movement.” He and his Partner Heather Box were recognized as one of 16 projects to watch in 2016 by Grist, and Julian was a member of the inaugural “Grist 50” environmental change makers list. In 2019, he co-wrote the book, “How Your Story Set You Free,” published by Chronicle Books.